🎶  Welcome to LLC’s “Concerts & Conversations" - Autumn 2019


LLC is pleased to offer this exciting collaboration with 

The RI Rhilharmonic Music School and The RI Chamber Music Concerts

The RI Philharmonic has a new conductor, the Grammy-winner Bramwell Tovey, a musician with a wonderful sense of humor and an international reputation for excellence. Join us, as we preview each of the pieces in the Phil’s September, October and November programs, and as we observe Tovey’s impact on the Phil’s performances. This fall’s program selections include piano concertos by Brahms and Tchaikovsky, a violin concerto by Barber, an orchestral suite by Holst, a piece by Tovey, himself, plus Handel’s Messiah in December. As a bonus, we will sample a few musical treats from the RI Chamber Music Concerts, including beautiful string quartets by Haydn, Beethoven and Schumann. Along the way, members of the Phil and its Music School faculty will visit our class for behind-the-scenes discussions of the music and the musicians. Whatever your starting point—from first time listener to concert connoisseur—this class offers you an opportunity to deepen your knowledge, ask your questions and share your insights into classical concert music, in a non-threatening, friendly setting. A downloadable schedule of performances can be found here. 

Class size limit: 30

Location: The Music School, 667 Waterman Avenue, East Providence.

Course calendar: 10 weeks: This class starts on Monday morning September 9, 2019 from 10 AM-12 PM, then continues through December 9. No class: Sept. 30, Oct. 14, Nov. 11, Nov. 25.

ExpensesClass fee: $60

  • Concert ticket prices: Discounts for class members are available based on ticket choices, as explained here.

Format: Coordinators and class members work together to develop collaborative classes by listening to music together, attending the concerts being studied, and discussing concert performances. Presentations are encouraged; active participation in the class’s conversations about music is expected. Attendance at RI Philharmonic concerts is expected and is encouraged at the RI Chamber Concerts.    

Study Resources: YouTube video performances, the class website, talks by area musicians, suggested readings, and on-line concert program guides.


© Linda K. Shamoon 2013